Control Insects by Building a Better Bat House

Bats are beneficial for bug control but may need some encouragement to roost elsewhere. Usually, they do not bother anyone but if you find them living where they shouldn't, you probably want them out or have them move to a more preferable location. Here is some helpful information for attracting bats to your property or removing them or relocating them.

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Relocating a Bat Colony

How to Attract Bats to Your Yard:   One of the simplest and most effective ways to attract insect-eating bats is to provide a good place for them to roost. Bat houses can take many forms, from small backyard boxes to free-standing towers that support large colonies. People often build microbat houses on their own, and you can find plans online from groups such as Bat Conservation International (BCI) or the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Kits and pre-built bat houses are also sold online, but since bats are picky, understand the Characteristics of a Quality Bat House. BCI suggests looking for vendors with its Bat Approved certification.

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